To earn the WL Best Practices stipend, faculty teaching a Writing to Learn course will submit documentation showing that the course meets best practices guidelines. Documentation should include
The syllabus should state that students must pass the writing component in order to pass the course.
The combination of minimum word or page length for various formal writing assignments and number of assignments should make it clear that the course requires a minimum of 15 pages of formal writing.
Due dates for formal writing assignments should be stated in the syllabus or course schedule.
The syllabus should include a statement telling students how they will get feedback on their writing.
The syllabus should include a statement that students are expected to provide source citations for all material from outside sources used in their formal writing and should indicate which source citation system students should use.
The Best Practices documentation packet should include instructions for each type of formal writing students will do.
The Best Practices documentation packet should include grading criteria for each type of formal writing assignment.